We take a look at how the Springboks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad may look when the tournament begins in September…
The Springboks look particularly strong at hooker with all three players selected capable of stepping up at the World Cup.
1. Bismarck du Plessis
2. Adriaan Strauss
The props represent an interesting selection of youth versus experience with players like Malherbe and Kitshoff pushing hard for a start.
6.Jannie du Plessis
Etzebeth and Matfield look likely to be the starting combination, whilst de Jager and van der Merwe provide good cover.
11.Lood de Jager
12.Flip van der Merwe
The Springboks will be desperately hoping Vermeulen recovers in time for the World Cup, if he does this back row should compliment each other well.
Pienaar and du Preez provide good experience whilst Reinach offers something a bit different. Pienaar can also cover 10 if needs be.
20.Fourie du Preez
It looks like Pollard and Lambie will battle it out for the starting 10 shirt whilst having cover from Steyn and Pienaar.
Kriel and de Allende have impressed so far for the Boks, whilst if de Villiers is fit he will provide a huge boost in the centres.
23.Damian de Allende
25.Jean de Villiers
Again there is a good mix of styles and experience in the back three, with players able to cover a variety of positions if necessary.
31.Willie le Roux